The Igman Initiative is an umbrella association whose projects are implemented at both micro- and macro-levels. It comprises NGO representatives, political and economic analysts, media, and local government representatives, who present, asses and design projects at joint sessions. To ensure quality analysis and impact on the ground, multi-sector expert groups are occasionally established to deal with specific topics.
The Igman Initiative is governed by four co-Presidents from Croatia, BiH, Serbia and Montenegro. The Council is comprised of 20 members, five per country.
Some of the conditions for the EU membership are stable institutions, guaranteeing democracy, rule of law, observance of human rights and rights of minorities.
Civil society activities in this area are of key importance for the attainment of these goals. The mission of the Igman Initiative is encouragement and normalization of overall relations among the countries of the region and exertion of a positive pressure on their authorities aimed at resolving key issues relating to citizens of the countries of the Dayton Quadrangles.
The Igman Initiative efforts are aimed at establishing good neighbourly relations, building mutal trust and tolerance and overcoming all types of discrimination in the countries of the region.
Through its numerous activities aimed at establishing stable democratic institutions, the rule of law, advocating for the full respect for human and minority rights, and restoring regional cooperation, the Igman Initiative directly contributes to the advancement of the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the entire region.
- Creating preconditions for observance of human rights and rights of minorities, justice, freedom and safety.
- Support to non-governmental sectors in the region, particularly on the local level aimed at their inclusion in decision-making processes.
- Support to initiatives aimed at creation of the atmosphere of trust and stable relations within the EU integration process.
- Fostering economic, political and cultural cooperation on all levels, as well as launching reform initiatives,
- Regional activities relating to organized crime and terrorism prevention in the region,
- Setting up a regional expert network aimed at civil sector strengthening in order to make an independent and knowledge-based monitoring on the way to EU accession, as well as cooperation on the institutional level in all countries of the region,
- Education and research aligned with the needs in the region.